Thursday, January 1, 2009
Flan de Coco
Flan is one of those recipes that is really very easy, but I had never bothered to make it. I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com and liked that it had the addition of coconut. It also used a combination of sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. It came out very good, although I'm not sure I'm liking having coconut in my flan.
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup fresh shredded coconut
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Place sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook gently, without stirring, but shaking occasionally until the sugar has melted. Continue cooking until the sugar has completely melted, and turned golden brown. Pour into a large, glass baking dish. Spread the caramel evenly over the bottom of the dish, then set aside to cool for 15 minutes before proceeding.
3. Once the caramel has hardened, pour the condensed milk, evaporated milk, milk, eggs, and coconut into a blender. Blend for 3 minutes until smooth. Pour into baking dish over the caramel.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes until set. When done, remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the dish to separate the flan from the sides. Refrigerate overnight.